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European Investment Bank confirms $97 million support for East African entrepreneurs in 2016
09-01-2017 | 16:40:16
European Union lending arm, the European Investment Bank has confirmed that it lent $97 million to support investment by companies across East Africa in 2016.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Going solo: what makes entrepreneurs tick
23-12-2016 | 08:34:15
Every business person world over especially in a partnership has at one time toyed with the idea of one day going solo. That moment when you are all by yourself trying to figure out why you are still at that dead end job. What keeps you there? Surprisingly your answers are as lame as they get.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Culture oils the wheels of any successful business
16-12-2016 | 07:00:00
What makes a company grow? And how do we determine the growth of a company? Is it its impressive financial results? The storms it has weathered? Its expansion portfolio?
20 young East African entrepreneurs to benefit from $200,000 grant funding
14-12-2016 | 10:28:00
The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in partnership with CITI Foundation has announced awards of $200,000 in grant funding to 20 young, East African social entrepreneurs developing businesses for social and community change
[Column] Bob Koigi: Business incubation, the saving grace for struggling entrepreneurs
09-12-2016 | 15:55:50
Small businesses require professional business advice. Entrepreneurs with business ideas but no way of taking them through to fruition need sound advice.
Namibia tops African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index; Rwanda, Botswana, South Africa fall closely behind
28-11-2016 | 11:00:00
The inaugural Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world and assesses each of its 85 countries against a set of criteria that spans policy, infrastructure, education, entrepreneurial environment and finance.
Three Ugandan companies to showcase innovations at Angel Fair Trade Africa
31-10-2016 | 10:51:24
Three Ugandan companies will represent the country at the 4th Angel Fair Trade Africa where they will showcase their innovations.
[Botswana] Okavanga Diamond Company debuts youth training in diamond entrepreneurship
28-10-2016 | 09:04:08
Government owned diamond firm Okavango Diamond Company has introduced a youth focused programme aimed at equipping them with skills and knowledge that will enable them take advantage of opportunities in the local diamond industry.
[Algeria] General Electric offers its garages for start ups to refine their prototypes
19-10-2016 | 16:39:37
General Electric in Algeria has opened up its garages to startups to test their prototypes coming at a time when majority have been struggling with access to a platform that can help them refine their prototypes before they are released in the market.
[Uganda] DFCU bank invests in training women entrepreneurs
22-08-2016 | 08:26:41
DFCU bank has rolled out a training and legal counsel programme targeting women entrepreneurs in Uganda as it seeks to appreciate the contribution of women to the economy
2016 ALL AFRICA Business Leaders Awards Finalists Announced
18-08-2016 | 13:29:00
The finalists in the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa were announced during a live broadcast on DStv Channel 410 on Wednesday night.
[Uganda] Nile Breweries targets 800 retailers with training on running successful beer businesses
10-08-2016 | 17:10:00
Uganda beer maker Nile Breweries Limited is investing in training its retailers how to run successful business from selling beer as it seeks to share its growth strategy with its distributors.
Partnership invests in nine Uganda social businesses to boost skills and jobs
21-07-2016 | 15:58:58
Nine Ugandan businesses have received $200,000 and three month accelerator training in a partnership that is seeking to harness the power of entrepreneurs in Uganda to create jobs
Boma Braide: Is Entrepreneurship the answer to low-paying jobs?
30-05-2016 | 13:17:00
I have been asking this question since the new change agents came on board in the running of affairs of Nigeria. Right now, everything is on the rise.
Huawei Calls for Building a Better Connected World to Promote Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa
18-05-2016 | 18:45:37
At the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa, Huawei shared its vision and insights on the development of the digital economy of Africa.
GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa
13-05-2016 | 10:45:00
GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Total Nigeria and MMF to empower women, youth corps members and local small business owners
26-04-2016 | 11:16:00
As part of the implementation strategy, the beneficiaries will be trained on Entrepreneurship and Usage/Marketing technique of solar lamps. A revolving loan scheme will also be provided to members where Solar Lamps worth N75, 000 to N100, 000 is given on credit to ARC members to be refunded in four to five months.
[Egypt] Techne Summit Hits the Tech Business by Storm Once Again
21-04-2016 | 10:59:00
Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016.
StartUp Cup Unveils International Experts for Maiden Africa Summit in Ghana
11-04-2016 | 10:17:00
The Africa StartUp Cup is another great effort by StartUp Cup and the U.S. Department of State to bridge this gap of educating and providing important tools to entrepreneurs in Africa and the world at large.
Keynote address by Tony Elumelu at the Harvard Development Conference
04-04-2016 | 12:26:00
The overall theme of this year’s conference, “Pathways to Progress” is very appropriate because, whilst we all agree that development is desirable, there is much we can debate on what constitutes an effective development program or paradigm, or what policy priority is the right fit for which region.
2nd set of 1,000 African Entrepreneurs join $100M Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program
28-03-2016 | 11:23:00
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) announces the selection of 1,000 entrepreneurs for the 2nd round of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).
Hjörtur Smárason: African Cities take the lead in Developing the Future City
03-03-2016 | 13:38:00
The Future City of Africa, a new conference in Nairobi, June 2016, explores the potential of African cities to rethink the city concept and take the lead globally in designing the future city.
Tony Elumelu: Open Letter to African Entrepreneurs
01-03-2016 | 11:10:00
To all of Africa’s aspiring entrepreneurs, “I commend your courage and determination to build a business in the face of limitations that inhibit the viability of your startup and significantly threaten its survival...
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts Intimate Q & A session for Nigeria Leadership Initiative
25-02-2016 | 10:42:00
Today, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) – in conjunction with the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (NLI) — hosted an intimate discussion between select Associate Fellows of the NLI and Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Pan African Resources : Africa Awards Beckon
24-02-2016 | 12:08:49
Botswana entrepreneurs have been encouraged to take advantage of the African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) which is powered by BMCE Bank of Africa.
MTN and Jumia to launch Entrepreneurship Challenge across Africa
16-02-2016 | 11:24:00
MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, are proud to announce the launch of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation, UBA, and the United States Department of Commerce Partner to Enable Entrepreneurship in Africa
26-01-2016 | 09:49:00
The Tony Elumelu Foundation and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) partnered with the United States Department of Commerce to host a panel between members of the U.S. Presidential Council on Doing Business in Africa (PCDBIA) and a diverse community of African entrepreneurs.
Annual Investment Meeting 2016 delegation head to Africa to tap FDI opportunities
18-01-2016 | 10:58:52
At a time when the African continent is witnessing fast growth globally in foreign direct investments (FDIs), a high-level delegation from the Annual Investment Meeting 2016 has conducted a pan African road show to strengthen the African participation in the forthcoming edition of the event.
Entrepreneurship in Africa: A Plethora of Ideas That Are NOT Scaling!
06-01-2016 | 11:39:00
For years, many African business fact checkers failed to predict realistic outcomes; therefore I am wondering if 2016 could be the year of African entrepreneurship with real results.
Tigo digital social entrepreneurs creating better world for Tanzania
21-12-2015 | 11:52:18
Tigo Tanzania in partnership with a local NGO, Reach For Change, have once again announced two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.
TEEP 2016 – 2nd Annual Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program Round Launches 1st January 2016
15-12-2015 | 11:10:00
The Tony Elumelu Foundation announces TEEP 2016, the second annual round of the $100m Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs.
[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Douglas, Founder, El Classico Foods, Nigeria
15-12-2015 | 10:56:00
Emmanuel Douglas is a Nigerian entrepreneur, a beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entreprenership Program through which he started his company, El Classico Foods. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
African Partner Pool makes giant strides
24-11-2015 | 10:12:42
The African Partner Pool, an online directory and platform, which connects buyers and suppliers, has within a year registered 1,000 SMEs on its portal www.africanpartnerpool.com with tender value reaching $37 million.
Total Ghana to facilitate three startups with GHC160, 000
02-11-2015 | 13:17:22
Total Petroleum Ghana Limited has announced a seed capital of 160,000 cedis to support three viable Ghanaian startups grow their businesses.
Africa needs innovative-driven entrepreneurship to create wealth - Prof.Allotey
30-10-2015 | 12:00:12
Professor Francis Kofi Allotey, a renowned international mathematical physicist, has called for the infusion of creative entrepreneurial innovations into modern science and technology to enhance its potency to aid wealth creation and industrialization in Africa.
GTBank empowers Nigerian Undergraduates with Entrepreneurial skills …Unveils “The GTCrea8 Makeup MasterClass” session
27-10-2015 | 13:53:00
In a bid to promote an entrepreneurial culture, which according to experts is growing rapidly amongst young Nigerians, Guaranty Trust Bank will be having a series of Master Classes targeted at budding undergraduates to provide them with valuable knowledge, needed to enhance their commercial prospects.
His Royal Highness the Duke of York KG, Olusegun Obasanjo and Aliko Dangote agree to form partnership to support Entrepreneurship in Africa
25-08-2015 | 11:37:00
The African Entrepreneurship Programme (AEP) will be a new initiative between Pitch@Palace and The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) designed to develop the African private sector and stimulate innovation and technology throughout the continent.
[Interview] Fabian Carlos Guhl, Founder and Managing Director, AMPION, Germany
12-08-2015 | 09:12:00
Fabian Carlos Guhl is the founder and managing director at AMPION, Germany. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
American-backed developer to partner at Global Entrepreneurship Summi
16-07-2015 | 11:52:00
Rendeavour, Africa’s largest urban land developer, announced today its support for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will feature US President Barack Obama and will be held in Nairobi on 25-26 July.
Tony Elumelu Foundation welcomes 1000 Pan-African entrepreneurs to $100m programme
25-06-2015 | 12:52:00
"We hope The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme can catalyse and encourage other African business leaders to empower emerging entrepreneurs
Elumelu Encourages Nigerian Youths to Cultivate an Attitude of Learning and Entrepreneurship
11-06-2015 | 12:31:00
Leading Nigerian businessman and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, has encouraged Nigerian youths to secure their future by cultivating an attitude of learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Chase Bank Kenya in partnership with Rabo Advisory Services BV(RIAS) and Foreign Ministry
09-06-2015 | 15:42:00
Chase Bank Limited and Rabo Development today signed a Technical Assistance Agreement to increase access to financial services in Kenya under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Framework.
[Ghana] UT Bank CEO admitted into entrepreneurs’ hall of fame
20-05-2015 | 11:53:39
The Ghana Entrepreneur Awards, launched in 2010, is meant to recognize and award distinguished entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian community, and showcase leading ones.
Africa’ll become engine of global economic growth —Elumelu
14-05-2015 | 11:12:41
Africa is on the verge of becoming the engine of global economic growth, the Chairman, United Bank for Africa Plc and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu has said.
Tony Elumelu to Address Industrialists in White House
12-05-2015 | 13:30:00
Former managing director of United Bank for Africa, Mr Tony Elumelu, has been nominated to address a select group of global industrialists at the White House in U.S. to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs around the globe.